Refusing to give up
Luckily, with the encouragement of a colleague and friend, I attended a conference where I made a fantastic connection and was hired by the province in a temporary position. I relished going to work each day.
I learned some new skills and met some wonderful people.
Unfortunately, the needs of the department changed, a different skill set was required, and I find myself (once again) unemployed.
I feel cheated, to some degree.
Growing up, I had always been told that if I was educated and worked hard, success would come. But here I sit, one course away from my third degree, and with no job. I am sure I could find a job in Toronto or Ottawa in a heartbeat - but I don’t want to leave.
My husband works here, my son is established in his own little world, and my elderly parents are here.
Aside from all of those reasons for staying, the biggest reason is that refuse to give up on this province.
We face massive hurdles but I remain convinced that we can get our act together and I want to be a part of that.
Maybe a fourth degree will help?